It’s April 20! If you don’t know what that’s all about, stop reading right here. Heck, why did you even click on this? Assuming you do, you know that when celebrating the smoker’s holiday one crucial ingredient is food. The munchies are a natural side effect of smoking marijuana, caused by THC’s heightening of our sense of smell and increasing dopamine production. Since smell and taste are so related, this makes stuff taste way better, and the extra dopamine makes the buzz of glee we get when we stuff our faces into a roar of pleasure. Even if you’re the “get outside and be active and freak out over nature’s fractal patterns” type of stoner, sooner or later you’re gonna want to eat.
After a great deal of research–consulting with experts, and drawing upon the collective subconscious—we’ve compiled this relatively authoritative, definitively incomplete guide to the best food to quell the munchies. In the spirit of nutrition, we’ve also unscientifically ranked them from healthiest to least. My advice? Start at the top, work your way down. Worry about your health and dignity tomorrow, and drown any concerns today in a cloud of smoke, gluttony, and heady jams.